Affinity Strat review by Squier

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  • Sound: 6
  • Overall Impression: 7
  • Reliability & Durability: 7
  • Action, Fit & Finish: 8
  • Features: 6
  • Reviewer's score: 6.8 Neat
  • Users' score: 7 (428 votes)
Squier: Affinity Strat
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Purchased from: Sigler Music in Fort Smith, AR

Sound — 6
My style is soft rock, with a blues basis. Very John Mayer, Eric Clapton sound. I also play praise and worship at church. I play at church through solid state Crate. I practice through a Behringer practice amp. It can be pretty buzzy if you don't have great cables. Good rhythm sound but not great for lead licks or solos. It works for now until I get my Fender.

Overall Impression — 7
For the most part, I like this guitar. But I would much rather have a Fender for sure. I would recomend this to someone who wants to play but not for sure whether they're gonna stick with it. but if you're looking for a Strat, and you've played for any length of time, buy a Fender, trust me, you can feel the difference.

Reliability & Durability — 7
Personally I wouldn't use it in a gig. Good for practice and jamming, but not gig worthy in my book. It's reliable and durable, but the sound isn't too great.

Action, Fit & Finish — 8
For the most part the guitar is set up ok. the pickguard isn't fastened on very well but other than that I really didn't have much problem with the way it was built.

Features — 6
This guitar is modeled after a standard Fender Strat with 3 single coil pickups, 5-way Switch, Strat body, it however seems to have a slimmer neck and the wide headstock is modeled after the strats from the '70s. Pickups kinda suck. Smooth easy to play on neck. OK but not great features.

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